Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Neutrino research: Tracking a shapeshifter
Posted on October 6, 2015 at 8:50 pm

For over eight decades, the neutrino—one of the most abundant yet elusive particles in the […]

Nobel laureate hopes work could pave way to fusion power
Posted on October 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Canadian Arthur McDonald, who shared the Nobel Physics Prize with Takaaki Kajita of Japan, said […]

200-terawatt laser brings new extremes in heat, pressure to X-ray experiments
Posted on October 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

A newly upgraded high-power laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator […]

Physicists turn toward heat to study electron spin
Posted on October 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

The quest to control and understand the intrinsic spin of electrons to advance nanoscale […]